No introduction required. The month of July pales when his name is mentioned, because Julio Iglesias doesn’t need a surname so that everyone knows who we’re talking about. For eighty years he conquered the world with melodies that are already part of our country’s (and half the world’s) collective history, for eighty years he shone with his flawless tan and his straight profile, and above all, eighty years of impudence and a captivating one Charisma You are also valued in the new generations of the family. As always, its success is measured in real estate: the more meters, the more helipads and the more private bays, the greater the success. So, to celebrate his birthday, we at AD are reviewing all the qualities in his life.
The seventies in the south
Before this whirlwind of praise, we must go back to the beginning, also architecturally. By the 1970s, Julio had already become a rising star thanks to his two hits from the golden age of music competitions, which won him the Benidorm Festival Life goes on and came fourth at the Eurovision Song Contest Gwendolyne. A star who already showed his own personal quirks: He put his hand on his stomach and stood on stage with his flawless smile and his characteristic tuxedo. And in the privacy of your home? The forerunner of tropical minimalism was inspired by wicker and Castilian furniture in his homes in Torremolinos or Cadiz. Even back then, Julio was a visionary.
New life in Miami
Apparently, in all his homes there was something basic, a swimming pool, a place where he thinks, plays with his children and, we sense, answers existential doubts, such as whether or not to show his left side. But in 1978 she divorced and began her exile in Miami.
According to last year’s Forbes list, Julio Iglesias’s fortune is around 700 million euros. Part of it will be invested in Indian Creek, Miami’s bunker island for millionaires. In 2020, Julio sold a 2.9-hectare property with a private beach to Ivanka Trump for 26 million euros. In 1984, the American edition of AD published a report on the paradise near Miami Beach de Julio. A collection of cream-colored rooms, lacquered tables, a dream pool (of course) and a single condition given to Jaime Parladé and Mario Connio, responsible for the interior design: “I want to be able to fall asleep in each of the rooms. ”